• Parish sponsors ‘in-home scavenger hunt’ for families during pandemic

Local

Parishes encouraged to ring church bells on Easter Sunday

Catholics can also ring bells in their homes, says Bishop Ricken

GREEN BAY — Bishop David Ricken, along with the other Catholic bishops of Wisconsin, is calling on all 156 parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay, as … Read More

Parish reaches out to community

Pastor, volunteers use old, new technology to support elderly and young

APPLETON — Although the doors of St. Mary Church are closed to the faithful for Mass during the coronavirus pandemic, the hearts of the parish are open … Read More

Howard parish youth create prayerful greeting cards for the homebound

‘Community card campaign’ seeks to bring comfort to elderly during pandemic

HOWARD — Like many students, Brooke Huben misses being in the classroom and seeing friends in person. But the hardest part of the “safer-at-home” order for Huben, … Read More

Nation/World

On a Palm Sunday without palms across U.S., Maine parishes have ‘Pine Sunday’

WASHINGTON — In Maine, known as the “Pine Tree State,” the solution to a prohibition on passing out palm branches at church this Palm Sunday was simple. … Read More

Pope sets up new commission to study women deacons

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has established a new “Study Commission on the Female Diaconate” as a follow-up to a previous group that studied the history of … Read More

Young Minnesota Catholic continues to inspire many 20 years after his death

ANDOVER, Minn.  — There was something special about Charles Untz, the kid who cheerfully served at 6:30 a.m. daily Mass. He had a kind of reverence — … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

DACA recipient: ‘My message would be of love’

Sam Lucero | The Compass

ALLOUEZ – The Supreme Court began hearing arguments Nov. 12 in a case that could eventually end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as … Read More

Pocket crosses still making impact

Sam Lucero | The Compass

ALLOUEZ – A good deed’s impact may never be known, but Karen Schramel of Woodstock, Ill., was determined to make known the “miracle of the Lord” she … Read More

‘Gather the children in this wild country’

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The story of the Blessed Mother appearing to Adele Brise in 1859 has been retold countless times, generation after generation. The message Our Lady of Good Help, … Read More